Defra defends recycling in face of EfW criticism

Defra defends recycling in face of EfW criticism With energy from waste facing criticism this week in claims that it is slowing recycling and that new plants are not needed, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has stepped … Read More

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Gate fees ‘fall for landfill sites’ in 2017

Gate fees ‘fall for landfill sites’ in 2017 Gate fees for landfill sites, excluding tax, have fallen slightly from 2016 but local authorities and waste contractors expect to see increases soon as available capacity reduces. That was the verdict from … Read More

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Commission finds public ‘frustrated’ over recycling

Commission finds public ‘frustrated’ over recycling The public are frustrated by the complexity of recycling, the government has been told by the National Infrastructure Commission, in a report published today. And the NIC has also highlighted its research which found … Read More

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food waste

ADBA ‘fully expects’ UK to introduce mandatory food waste collections

Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) chief executive Charlotte Morton has called on councils in England to prepare for mandatory separate food waste collections, which will be required under EU rules. The circular economy (CE) package has been agreed by … Read More

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recycling

Businesses and politicians urge tax boost for recycling

An influential body of businesses and politicians has urged ministers to use tax measures to boost recycling. The Aldersgate Group said VAT and environmental levies could be critical tools in improving resource efficiency. Its report No Time to Waste sets … Read More

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GPT confirmed as PFM Award Finalists

GPT Waste Management Ltd is proud to announce that they are confirmed finalists for the 2018 PFM Awards. GPT Waste are excited to be confirmed finalists in the Partners in Expert Services – Public Sector category. This category is for … Read More

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plastic recycling

European Commission plans ban on some single-use plastics

European Commission plans ban on some single-use plastics The European Commission has proposed new rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas. Single-use plastic products such as cotton buds, plates, straws and … Read More

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recycling in London

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he hopes to use persuasion to ensure that all 32 boroughs offer weekly collections of dry recyclables and food waste but indicated he could use force. Taking … Read More

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Defra to tackle non-compliant online WEEE traders

Defra to tackle non-compliant online WEEE traders Defra is to call online trading platforms to a meeting to work out how to secure better compliance with waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) rules from them. It followed concerns raised last … Read More

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WEEE

Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages

Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages On 1st June the Environment Agency published Q1 2018 UK data that shows a drop in the collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) against Q1 2017. Collections … Read More

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